5 great shops to buy vintage clothing in Rotterdam
1) Ruby Lee and the Vintage Factory
Stop here for some fun browsing and a friendly chat with the staff. A good collection of quality clothing (no recycled H&M or Zara) that dates roughly from the fifties through the nineties. Ruby Lee also has a good array of leather boots and bags.
2) Dearhunter Vintage
Dearhunter doesn’t sell your typical knitted sweaters or band t-shirts with holes in them. This shop sells high fashion items for dressing up every day and rocking that sidewalk. Think Burberry trench coats, Versace pants, sequined tops and bow ties.
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3) Sweet Rebels
The owner Mitzy has a passion for vintage fashion. Her small but cosy shop is located just off Witte de Withstraat. She’ll give you weekly updates of new clothing for sale on the Sweet Rebels’ Facebook page. Expect a combination of high end fashion finds, bold and colourful showpieces and original accessories.
4) Bobby Pin Boutique
Bobby Pin Boutique is open on appointment and once a month for a ‘vintage shop weekend’. Check their website for current dates. Bobby Pin collects vintage from all over the world, specialising in 1930s and 40s clothing, but their collection also includes items through the 60s. They have a very good selection of men’s clothing as well.
5) Margootje Vintage
In this small and cosy shop you’ll find hand-picked vintage items such as long flowing dresses, beautiful knits, leather bags, shoes, hats and jewellery. But besides clothing, Margootje also sells curiosities such as stuffed birds, glass encased insects and old maps. On one Saturday a month, she hosts a big sale. Check the website for current dates.
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